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Largest snow slide of the season blocked all lanes of Highway 50 Sunday

Watch Truckee residents snowboard down street after heavy snowfall

Residents in Truckee, California, took advantage of snowfall and went snowboarding down a a heavily blanketed roadway on February 10, 2019.
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Residents in Truckee, California, took advantage of snowfall and went snowboarding down a a heavily blanketed roadway on February 10, 2019.

Snow slides late Sunday afternoon blocked all lanes of Highway 50 at Echo Summit and Chiapa Sunday.

Caltrans was able to reopen the roadway by 5:50 p.m., about an hour and a half after it reported the blockage.

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Sunday’s snow slide was the largest yet this season. One driver was attended to by medics, but was not seriously injured, the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.

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